Posts Tagged ‘Sci Fi Science’

‘Firefly’ Lands on Science Channel on Sunday Nights

March 3, 2011 | by gweiswasser

Science Channel is excited to bring sci-fi fans Joss Whedon’s popular series Firefly, premiering this Sunday at 8pm ET/PT.  Firefly, from the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, is a sci-fi/western adventure series set 500 years in the future, in the wake of a universal civil war. It centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship that doesn’t have a planet to call home. Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job — legal or not — to stay afloat and keep his crew fed.

The response from Browncoats online to the debut of the 15-episode series on Science Channel has been enthusiastic (to put it mildly). The March 6 event will start with the two-hour premiere episode at 8pm ET/PT, followed by the next episode at 10pm.

As a special treat for Firefly fans, Dr. Michio Kaku, star of Science Channel’s Sci Fi Science and the co-founder of string field theory, will be commentating on the science behind Firefly. From terraforming to anti-matter, Kaku will be explaining why the science fiction featured in the show really isn’t that far from science fact. We also hear that there may be some new Firefly stickers surfacing on GetGlue soon, so check in and see what you unlock!

To get ready for Sunday, read about Firefly‘s cast of characters, try out some space puzzles and watch a clip below to get a taste of what’s to come (if you aren’t already a loyal fan):

Get Your Geek on at a Science Channel Meetup

August 31, 2010 | by aharris

Sci Fi ScienceScientific fact: we have lots of passionate fans of our networks. Whether it’s Deadliest Catch fans who travel to Seattle for the annual Catch Con or Beekman Boys watchers who build Lego versions of the farm featured on Planet Green, we love them all.

In order to bring together another group of dedicated viewers, Science Channel is hosting a Washington, D.C. meetup for the premiere of Sci Fi Science on Wednesday, September 1. Not in the D.C. area, check out for info on how you can connect with other fans (by organizing your own meetup, joining a chat next week with Dr. Michio Kaku and more).

Sci Fi Science premieres on Wednesday, September 1 at 10pm ET/PT on Science Channel (preview below).

Science Channel’s Michio Kaku Visits ‘The Colbert Report’

July 6, 2010 | by gweiswasser

Last night on The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert welcomed Michio Kaku, host of Sci Fi Science on the Science Channel, to talk about everything from teleporting and invisibility to time travel and the Big Bang. From the looks of it, they both enjoyed the chat, even if Stephen was feeling under the weather.  Watch the interview below:

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